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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

230 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 40
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002)
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Photo of zeledonia
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Trying to work my way through all of New Glarus's beers. This isn't exactly the best fit for a snowy winter day, but it's on deck. Tasted 10 December 2012.

Pours pale golden yellow, clear, with a fine stream of bubbles rising up. One finger of white head, dense and fluffy. Good retention and lovely lacing.

Smell is light, crisp, and lager-rific. Spicy hop presence, plus a little citrus burst. Clean and peppery with a touch of lemon. This screams pilsener, in exactly the right ways.

Taste is a little thin, though some of that is because it's overwhelmed by the awesomeness of the mouthfeel. Clean and dry, grassy, and a little buttery.

Mouthfeel is stellar. Light body, dry, with fizzy, tingly carbonation. Finishes even dryer. It's almost perfect.

This beer is truly impressive. I'm not thrilled with the taste, but everything else about it is darn good. And the mouthfeel is about the best I've encountered in any beer, any style. Just like that, it's gone. I plan to drink a whole lot of this come next summer.

zeledonia, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of grumpygerman
4/5  rDev +0.3%

grumpygerman, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

smogfood, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

markgugs, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

OnWisconsin, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Clear straw yellow body, two finger white head with great lacing. Looks incredibly refreshing, especially when waiting outside for Wild Peach to be poured...

S- Clean grainy pale malt, earthy lager yeast. Not complex, but it's very well executed.

F- Very refreshing grainy pale malt, lager yeast, plenty of noble hops.

M- Smooth, medium in body, substantial with good carbonation. Noble earthy hops on the finish.

O- This is well done and I'm happy to be a Wisconsin resident for easy access to beers like this.

Stevedore, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

hilgart1, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of mecummins
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- it poured a lightly hazy golden yellow with a two finger fluffy head. Wonderful sticky lacing

S- I could smell pale malts, bready yeasts and some mildly bitter hops. A little honey sweetness was there as well.

T- I could taste the bread and wheat notes right away. Some sweetness from the malts and a bit of honey. There was a bit if citrus there as well. The hops came in towards the back. Well balanced and really enjoyable

M- crisp & dry with a good amount of carbonation. Moderate mouthfeel with a medium finish.

O- I'm not really big on pilsners, but I could drink this all day. Really well balanced and just plain enjoyable

mecummins, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

EasyReader, Oct 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Jspriest, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

rolltide8425, Oct 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

PeterOrlando92, Aug 26, 2012
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DrJoe82, Jan 24, 2013
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KellyScottMad, Sep 02, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev -1.3%

StoutItOutLoud, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy from Monger: Poured a bright gold yellow color beer with a nice big pure white foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of floral malt with some dry crisp hops is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by some floral malt with some light sweet notes and a medium dry crisp finish which is quite enjoyable. Body is full for the style with some good carbonation. Another very good beer from a great brewer from a style that produce too much crap IMO.

Phyl21ca, Jul 09, 2007
Photo of just_in
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%

just_in, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of majorbase2
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, straw color with a small white foam head that dissipates quickly. Leaves a little bit of lacing. Not too much going on the aroma. Wheat with faint spices and orange and lemon zest. The taste is so incredibly wonderfully balanced-- something NG has mastered. Some of their beers may be a little more subtle, but man do they do it well. Some really pleasant wheat. A little bit of grassiness, and some nice orange and lemon notes. A small amount of bitterness in the aftertaste. Really easy to drink. Crisp and refreshing, perfect drink for the end of the summer. Well carbonated. Overall another excellent entry by New Glarus.

majorbase2, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of jeffmonarch
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle in a pilsner glass.

A - Slightly cloudy golden yellow with a little white head.

S - Very little sweet hoppy smell.

T - A little sweet with good hop flavor. The rest of the flavor is very complex. There's a lot going on but I can't make out the individual flavors.

M - Light bodied with good carbonation.

D - Good beer with a complex flavor that keeps you drinking and wondering what is that taste, in a good way.

jeffmonarch, Jan 05, 2008
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.